Windows 8 Tiles
Microsoft is making all the right moves to ensure that the upcoming Windows, the Windows 8, has a better adoption than what it experienced for Windows 7. After making announcements that the new OS will have a tablet style desktop, ensuring loyalty of the tablet frenzy customers, Microsoft has not indicated that the upcoming Windows can be installed in just 11 clicks instead of the 60 odd screens that used to come up in the earlier Windows setups.
This is apparently a conscious move from the Windows installation and deployment team to make sure that users not just have a rock solid installation they also have fewer touch points during the installation. With Windows 7 it really solved the problem of interrupted installations because the overall installation experience was seamless and without any hiccups not just for the experienced IT admins but also for the individual users who were performing a self-installation.
Users who are installing Windows 8 will be either able to perform a clean install (which means erasing any previous data and installing afresh) or will be allowed upgrade from existing Windows versions where they will be able to bring in their settings, personal files and applications (some even as old as the 21-year old Excel 3.0). However Windows Vista users will not be able to bring along any such baggage and they will need to do a clean install.
The other major advantage while the upgrade installation will be the File Transfer procedure which is set to be simplified. In earlier Windows installations individual files used to be copied but now the Windows team is set to copy entire folders in a compressed format which is definitely going to improve the performance of the installation enormously.
Definitely exciting times ahead for Windows lovers!!